Functional safety is part of system safety engineering and is concerned with helping to avoid the incorrect functioning of the complex and highly integrated electronic systems that are an essential part of modern vehicles.
Since the modern vehicle may contain over 100 microprocessors, around 1 GB of software code, and have over 85% of its functions influenced by software, functional safety is an essential part of the engineering processes for these vehicles.
Functional safety challenges include:
HORIBA MIRA is a leading independent provider of functional safety expertise and has over 100 years combined experience within its team. Many of the team have several years’ experience working with OEM and/or Tier 1 suppliers in a wide range of applications including powertrain, chassis, steering and braking systems, and more recently in hybrid and electric vehicles.
The experience available covers ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ISO 13849, ISO 15998, Def Stan 00-56 and the MISRA documents.
HORIBA MIRA’s expertise is not limited to the automotive domain with recent projects including off-highway vehicles, defence applications and industrial control.
Services offered by HORIBA MIRA include:
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